Tag: Carl Perkins

Billy Ward and His Dominoes

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Billy Ward And His Dominoes, “Sixty Minute Man”

Billy Ward launched a new era of frankness in lyrics and the careers of two future superstars...

In:Sound, Podcast

In:Sound, Ep. 3: Pop Quiz: Why Do Country Music Fans Hate Country Music?

In this episode of In:Sound we dare to ask the question: why don't country music fans like country music?...

Frank Sinatra

A Fan's Notes, Books, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Notable Music Books of 2015

Ken Shane recommends some of the year's best music books...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 9/17/10 — Double Shots

In this week’s mixtape you’ll find pairs of the same song by two different artists. I did try to lay down some ground rules for...


Music, Parlour to Parlour

Parlour to Parlour, Episode 1: Meredith Axelrod

The Parlour to Parlour journey begins in earnest, as Michael Fortes visits the the young ragtime singer and frequent Craig Ventresco...


Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Justin Townes Earle

Listen up, Americana fans: Ken Shane says Justin Townes Earle is going to be a very big star. Read his interview with the singer/songwriter...


Jesus of Cool, Music

We Wuz Robbed! Great Number 2 Hits of the ’50s

Last year, in the midst of compiling my “Worst Number One Songs of the Rock Era” series, I began contemplating the sad, sorry...